Gerard Lawrence

Born September 5, 1924


Gerard R. Lawrence, 88, died peacefully in his Greenwich, CT home on January 27, 2013. He was born on September 5, 1924 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the son of Georges and Amelia Lawrence.

He served in the US Army during World War II in North Africa and Italy where he was wounded in action. He then graduated from the Yale University School of Engineering with both Bachelors and Masters degrees.

His career was dedicated to the engineering and construction of petroleum, chemical and industrial process facilities worldwide. Shortly after graduation, he joined the CE Lummus Company where he spent most of his career and became a Vice President in Bloomfield, NJ. He then served as Chairman of John Brown Engineers and Constructors Inc., in Stamford, CT until his retirement in 1987, after which he was involved for a few years in consulting engagements as well as work for philanthropic organizations. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy, sister Raymonde, children Timothy, Christopher(Cathy) and Ariel as well as grandchildren Alexander, Zoe and Charles.

Services will be held on Saturday February 2, at 11am at the Chapel at Christ Church, Greenwich, CT. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers in the memory of Gerard R Lawrence to Adopt a House. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Brian Goldthorp

February 3, 2013

Nancy, Rozalia & I are saddened to learn of Gerry's death & send you our deepest sympathy. He was a fine man & I greatly appreciated the opportunity of working with him, which gave us the chance of a valued friendship with you both. We have very happy memories of the times we spent together. Rozalia & Brian

Bob Rollins

February 2, 2013

I worked with Gery in Lummus, all over.
I served in North Africa November 42 until I went to invade Italy at Salerno, and again at Anzio, got commissioned in the field as Second Lt Infantry, and went on to Rome. Gery and I exchanged memories and possible battles we might have gone thru together. Nancy, my wife and I will pray for Gery on Sunday. Bob Rollins, Project Management

Vito Cappello

January 30, 2013

My heart is heavy with sorrow , Gerry meant so much to me professionally and personally. He inspired many who came in contact with him, with his boundless energy,and his quick and brilliant mind , I'm a better person having known him.
He will be missed and remembered.

With Sorrow,

January 30, 2013

Nancy, Peggy and I are very sorry for your loss. Gerry was a wonderful and honorable person to be with. He was the person who hired me into Lummus back in 1970 and I really liked working with him and doing our little "fencing".
It makes me think of all the good times that we had together over the years.

Travis Hutchinson (Essex Fells, New Jersey)

John Earl

January 30, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. I have very good and fond memories of Gerry & you when you lived in London and I worked with/for Gerry at Lummus, London. A wise and gentle man who was the best boss I ever had at LCL.

Tony White

January 29, 2013

A former neighbor,friend with a most delightful personality. Always a bright smile and positive outlook but a staunch believer in speaking out justifiably,given cause.
I truly liked him a lot. You couldn't have a nicer neighbor.He'll surely be missed at Lyon Farm.

January 29, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.